Contarini, Vincent

, a professor of eloquence at Padua, who died at Venice, his native place, in 1617, at the age of 40, cultivated the belles lettres,. like his friend JVluretus, with great application and success. Of the several works he left behind him, the most esteemed are, his tract “De re frumentaria,” and that “De militari Komanorum stipendio,Venice, 1609, in 4to, both of them against Justus Lipsius; and his “Varies Lectiones,1606, 4to, which contain very learned remarks. 3